About this artwork
Here is another variant of the semen design favored at the central Javanese courts. The bodies of large-winged birds, referring to Garuda, along with smaller birds, fruit, and flowers, are arranged radially against a ground of finely dotted foliage and vines. The palette is dominated by the characteristic reddish-brown soga dye, made from the bark of the soga tree.
Currently Off View
- Headcloth (Iket Kepala)
- Cotton, plain weave; hand-drawn wax resist dyed (batik tulis)
- 106.8 x 106.5 cm (42 x 42 in.)
- Gift of Guy H. Mitchell